Hickory’s Business Report

    Using the same wood that is used throughout their restaurants, we encased the business report in a hardwood cover and set a digitally printed, custom designed 40 page brochure inside. Each cover was individually distressed to fit in with the Hickorys look whilst a custom-built wood-brander was used to burn the logo into the cover. To add to the effect, liquid smoke was rubbed into the wood to give it that authentic Smokehouse scent.

    Client: Hickory’s Smokehouse

    New Restaurant Group Identity

    We’ve created a modern yet retro identity for this Italian Restaurant group with a riverside location in Chester and a bustling ristorante in Liverpool. We designed everything from the menus to gift vouchers to business cards – even an Italian renaissance ceiling fresco!

    Client: Et Alia Restaurants

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    Saving The World. One Attachment at a Time…

    An 50’s style superhero advertising piece for forklift truck attachment company Abbey. All the illustrations were hand drawn before being scanned in and animated using After FX before being matched with a rousing soundtrack and professional voiceover.
    A little nod of the head towards the Airplane! films with some of the gags too… :)

    Client: Abbey Attachments

    The Great British Newspaper Menu…

    To coincide with the launch of the “Great British Menu” we created a full size broadsheet newspaper packed with mock articles and historical stories of great British icons. The menu and wine list were contained within. Cocktail menus, bill folders and other material were later designed to accompany the piece.

    Client: Barlounge

    Magazine Themed Cocktail Lists

    As part of the “Great British Menu” newspaper theme that we’ve developed for top north-west venue Barlounge, we’ve created the cocktail lists in the style of a Sunday supplement magazine.

    Client: Barlounge

    Abbey Superheroes Mail-Out

    Brochure, stickers and a custom designed USB credit card to accompany the “Outer Bury” animation piece.

    Client: Abbey Attachments

    Holiday Conference Passport

    Passport document and other collateral for an online travel agency’s annual conference.

    Client: Holidaysplease

    Ultimate Burger Poster

    A typographical approach to some wall art for Hickorys – all the ingredients of their XXXL Roadhouse burger. :)

    Client: Hickorys Smokehouse

    The Cheshire Sandwich Company Identity

    We created the striking identity for this award-winning sandwich shop. Logo design, van wraps, menu boards, custom wallpaper, email templates…

    Oh and killer puns. :-)

    Client: The Cheshire Sandwich Company

    Branding and Identity

    New branding and identity for this business sales and procurement start-up.

    Client: Semper Servo

    New Multi-lingual Responsive Website

    New website for Abbey attachments with versions in French, German, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.

    Client: Abbey Attachments

    World Cup Pop-up Restaurant

    For 30 odd days over the summer of 2014, Hickory’s Smokehouse created a pop-up restaurant to satisfy sports fans for the World Cup. Designed to appeal to supporters of all nations, it came complete with projector screens, plasmas, astro-turf, beach volleyball and grandstand seating, the venue was christened “Estadio da Fumaça” or “The Stadium of Smoke”. The launch featured posters in French, German, Japanese and of course, Brazilian Portuguese. We also indulged our love of dreadful puns on the daily offers board outside as well as on the custom social media pages…

    Client: Hickorys Smokehouse

    Hickorys Smokehouse Website

    A new responsive multi-site website for Hickorys Smokehouse.

    Client: Hickorys Smokehouse

    New Drinks List

    We created a new simplified drinks list for Hickorys – designed as a flat A3 sheet, it can also be rolled up and placed in containers and cans on the bar for display.

    Client: Hickorys Smokehouse

    Travel Company Branding

    New branding and stationery for this aptly named travel company.

    Client: Sandy Lane Travel

    Reception Wall Graphics

    We provided black and white photography for use on this large format vinyl. The end result was a high impact feature wall for this reception area.

    Client: Abbey Attachments

    Barlounge Ski Party

    Winter Ski Party at Barlounge!
    Special artwork and promotional items used specifically as part of the venue transformation. We created a new logo for a fictitious “Barlounge Winter Resort” and created lift passes, detailed trail / piste maps and more.

    Client: Barlounge

    New Identity for Engineering Design Company

    A complete refresh of an already successful Engineering company. A new logo, colour scheme along with email templates, business cards, stationery and a new website have helped push the company onto new heights.

    Client: ESD Ltd

    Meet Otis…

    Otis the Rhino was designed by MASSmeeja and brought to life by the talented artist Angie Brady on behalf of Hickory’s as part of Chester’s RhinoMania summer art project. Our intrepid fibre-glass herbivore was one of 60 rhino themed art installations across the city and was a big hit with kids and adults alike. He was later purchased at auction for Charity and now splits his rhino-time across various Hickory’s sites.

    Client: RhinoMania – Cheshire West & Chester Council / Hickorys Smokehouse

    The Mob Film Company Website

    Website design and build for this London / Manchester / LA based Mob Film Company featuring a custom built, multi-platform video player.


    Client: The Mob Film Company

    BBQ Sauce Packaging

    Hickory’s Smokehouse now sell their own range of BBQ sauce products. Someone had to design the labels…

    Client: Hickory’s Smokehouse